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New Rescue Vehicle Begins Service at Fire Station 19

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Tampa Fire Station 19 Receives New Rescue Vehicle

Filling Critical Need in South of Gandy Community

For the first time in 25 years, Tampa’s South of Gandy neighborhood will have a second rescue vehicle at Tampa Fire Rescue Station 19, filling a critical need for this community. 

The new ambulance will help in reducing response times during emergency situations. Additionally, this vehicle may be used to assist in responding to water rescue operations in South Tampa.

"We are excited to be able to provide this much-needed resource to the South of Gandy neighborhood,” Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Barbara Tripp said. “Our goal is to improve the level of service we provide to our community, and this new ambulance will help us achieve that." 

This additional resource is part of a broader effort to enhance emergency services in South Tampa. Tampa Fire Rescue continues to invest in additional resources, including personnel and equipment, to ensure the safety and well-being of growing communities.  

The new rescue vehicle will begin responding to calls as of Tuesday at 12:00 PM.